Marvin Sease, the R&B singer best known for his song “Candy Licker” has died at the age of 64 in Mississippi. He died from complications due to pneumonia in Vicksburg.
Sease was born in South Carolina and released his last album in 2008. He started out his career as a gospel singer but then moved on to R&B releasing hits like “Ghetto Man” and then his most famous song, “Candy Licker.”
Sease took on Candy Licker has a nickname after the popularity of the song. He recorded nearly 20 albums throughout his career.
In 1986, Sease recorded a self titled album featuring “Ghetto Man” and while promoting entered a recording contract with Polygram, which allowed him to release his music nationally and not just in the bar and club circuit he had been performing in.
Sease later released albums with Jive Records and Mercury Records.
Sease died on Feb. 8, eight days before his 65th birthday.
Listen to “Candy Licker” below.